A DIY guide for gifts for Dad
By Sunshine Menefee
Father’s Day is a big deal. You want to show your dad just how much you appreciate all his hard work and effort. Getting the right gift is important and of course, something handmade is always a good idea. It shows you care enough to toil and labor away for him, just as he does for you and your family. So get ready to find the perfect DIY gift for Dad.
1. Bacon Salt
What man doesn’t like bacon? The smell of bacon cooking makes a person feel good. It means a home cooked meal that is sure to taste good! For the bacon lover Dad, this salt is perfect. He can sprinkle it on anything to give it an instant flavor boost. This project doesn’t take long to make either. A win-win! Click on over for a great tutorial.
2. Cord Roll
For the tech man on the go, there is nothing more frustrating than untangling his cords when he wants to use his electronics. Ugh! Save him a big hassle by making this nifty cord holder that neatly rolls up. It’s easy to make and, more importantly, say to use. Make him several so he can keep all those cords organized. He’ll think of you every time he uses it.
3. Whiskey Bottle Tiki Torches
Bamboo torches are for sissies! Plus, they never last more than one season. Give him some super cool tiki torches made from old whiskey bottles. This completely unique gift will make him super cool at the next BBQ.
4. Tripod Camping Stool
I can testify first hand just how convenient these little stools are. Lightweight and easy to pack, a tripod stool makes a great gift for any dad who enjoys sitting around a fire.
5. Mustache Mug
Mustaches are all the rage right now. If your dad doesn’t sport one, just make him one! You can make it clean and classic like this mug or go for a bushy, more Magnum, P.I. vibe. Plus, he’ll always know which mug is his at work.
6. Rosemary Mint Shaving Cream
The naturalist man will love this. The ingredients aren’t hard to find and you can pronounce everything that goes into it. Plus, shea butter is very moisturizing so it will leave Dad’s skin soft after a shave.
7. Firewood Tote
While he might not be able to use it right now, he’ll be thanking you once winter hits. Make carrying firewood less of a chore with this handy firewood tote.
8. Shrinky Dink Tie Tacks
Who doesn’t love shrink dinks????? Children will have a blast making these as well (just make sure they’re supervise!). You don’t have to stick to tie tacks. The possibilities are endless with this one.
9. Tres Lamp
Don’t let him strain his eyes anymore. Make this hip table lamp to illuminate his desk.
10. Give Him the Remote
Let him have his remote and eat it too with this look-alike cookie. You might want to let him use the actual remote, too!
11. Comic Book Coasters
Getting him to use a coaster might be a little easier if it has his favorite comic on it. Make him plenty so he doesn’t have an excuse.
12. Custom Engraved Mousepad
Replace that generic mousepad with one that lets him know how much you love him. You can keep it simple with #1 Dad or engrave a favorite saying of his.
13. Beer Cake
The awesome things combined into one. Beer + Cake. Load him up with his favorite brew in creative presentation.
14. Homemade Beef Jerky
Seriously. This stuff is way better than anything you’re gonna find at the supermarket. Wow him with flavor and make him a snack he’ll want you to keep making.
15. Swiss Army Key Ring
No more jangling keys bouncing all over. Give Dad a key organizer to keep things easily accessible and up his coolness factor.
16. Whiskey, Carmel, Marshmallow, and Bacon Bark
Need I say more?
17. Black and Tan Beer Soap
Beer isn’t only for drinking? Who knew? Give him this soap to remind him of one of his favorite things.
18. Bungee Cord Organizer
These organizers are sure simple to make and are very handy. You can use them for a variety of different things. Make him a couple because he will surely find a use for them all.
19. Magnet Board
He can display all his favorite memories on this cool board and change them out anytime.
20. Vintage Photo Pillow
Bring back childhood memories with this creative pillow. Or stick a family photo on there.
21. A Dad Book
There isn’t something incredibly cute and hilariously funny when children write about their parents. Give him a precious memory with this book that’s written from his children’s perspective.
22. Hand-Stamped Handkerchiefs
For the dapper dad who is always wiping up tears and kissing boo boo’s.
23. Carved Leather Bracelets
Capture your child’s handwriting forever with these sweet and hip leather bracelets.
24. Bicycle Lunch Bag
This is a great gift for a dad who cycles. He can strap this lunch box on and he can take a cold snack anywhere he goes.
25. Magnetic Bookmarks
Bibliophiles will love these bookmarks. They’re super handy to have and are a very useful.